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Communication Arts, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sparks, NV, United States
Maybe you dream of hosting your own television or radio show or becoming a groundbreaking journalist or blogger. We offer a bachelor degree in Communication Arts at the St. Thomas Aquinas College. 
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Or maybe you prefer to work behind the scenes as an editor, producer, technician, or camera operator. St. Thomas Aquinas College’s degree in Communication Arts prepares you for all of this, and more. You have the option of pursuing Broadcasting & Digital Content Production, Social & Interactive Media or a general track.

Hands-on experience and networking are two key tools for landing a job after college. Our Faculty and Career Development Office work together to identify student interests and optimize internship placement. 


  • Our Communication Arts faculty are dedicated to preparing you for the fast-paced world of media, broadcasting, social media, business, and more.
  • Some of our courses include a mock interview series as part of their curriculum to ensure students have the preparation and experience they need to secure jobs after graduation. 
  • Students in CA 209, Communication Skills in Business, participate in mock interviews, allowing them to experience and master all aspects of effective interviewing skills: dressing for success, using effective nonverbal communication, responding to situational and behavioral questions, and asking appropriate questions. 
  • Each interview is filmed so students can analyze performance and implement improvements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admissions

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Public Speaking 
  • Content Development for Public Relations 
  • Principles of Acting & Directing 
  • Event & Crisis Management & Planning 
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Communication Skills in Business 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcript
  • SAT or ACT Scores (sent directly from agency. Use college code 2807 for SAT and 2897 for ACT)
  • We'll accept both the new SAT and the old SAT and then compare your scores using concordance tables to determine your highest scores.
  • Essay (topics listed on the common application)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume of Extracurricular Activities

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16125 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16125 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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